Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday May 15 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Tearful Mohamed Harkat wants open trial, to be cleared after 12 years of suspicion

A tearful Mohamed Harkat and his wife Sophie Lamarche were still dazed and upset when they met journalists Thursday (May 15) a day after the Supreme Court of Canada had ruled a security certificate issued against Harkat was constitutional.

The certificate is a rarely used immigration procedure to deport non-residents from Canada because of national security issues and ...

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University partially reinstates fired professor

There was so much controversy surrounding the firing of an outspoken professor at the University of Saskatchewan that he was reinstated Thursday afternoon, although not to all of his functions. The dismissal violated principles of free speech and struck at the very heart of what is a university in a democratic country, said James Turk, executive director ...

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Canadian Rangers – The Watchers

Part traditional Inuit knowledge, part modern military technique, the Canadian Rangers are increasingly relied upon by the Canadian government to keep watch in the North.

A volunteer force, they assert sovereignty, and are ready and able to engage in search and rescue missions.

Story by Levon Sevunts.

http://youtu.be/gwvA6YfQGrA

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Indigenous survivors of residential schools fear their stories could be made public

Some survivors of Canada's Indian residential schools are furious that their personal stories of abuse might become public, despite having been guaranteed confidentiality during Truth and Reconciliation gatherings across Canada.

About 150,000 Indigenous youth were taken from their families and sent to the church-run residential school system which existed from the 1870s until the 1990s.

Phil Gattensby went ...

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Official Opposition Leader: We respected the rules

Testifying before a House of Commons committee on Thursday (May 15) Canada's Official Opposition NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair insisted the party's "satellite" offices set up outside of Ottawa were done transparently.

"We respected the rules as they existed," he said during his testimony at the procedure and House affairs committee looking into allegations that the party used House of Commons ...

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‘Range anxiety’ limits use of electric cars

While environmentalists would like people to switch to electric vehicles, many Canadians worry they will not make it to the still-rare charging stations. The average range of these vehicles is about 60 kilometers before they need a recharge.

Canada is a big place. Distances are great and only now are more charging stations beginning to appear.

Another concern ...

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How Canada created American football, (May 14 1874)

Though American websites seldom, if ever, mention it, the origins of another of their greatest professional sports actually came from Canada.

A William Notman composite of the May 13-14 matches between Harvard and McGill Universities which changed the American ...

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Despite protests, controversy, government uses majority to pass Fair Elections Act

The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper used its majority in the House of Commons on Tuesday night (May 13) to pass a controversial reform of elections laws. The final vote was 143 for the reforms, and 123 against.

The government says the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) will eliminate voter fraud and control election campaign spending, ...

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Residents question charges in fatal rail disaster

Three railway employees were charged in the rail explosion that levelled much of the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic and killed 47 people last July. But residents of the town did not heckle them as they were ushered in to a make-shift court on Tuesday. In fact, some openly wondered why people at higher levels were not being charged.

Charged ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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